Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Born: February 4, 1906
  • Died: April 9, 1945
  • Nationality: German
  • Profession: Theologian

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Death is the supreme celebration on the road to freedom. Freedom & Liberty
It is infinitely easier to suffer in obedience to a human command than to accept suffering as free, responsible men. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves. Power
Not to act is to act. Not to speak is to speak. Citizenship & Patriotism
Politics are not the task of a Christian. Religion & God ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; in enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not abandon it to his enemy. Freedom & Liberty
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children. Families, Children & Parenting
A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol. Religion & God
God's truth judges created things out of love, and Satan's truth judges them out of envy and hatred. Truth ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Religion & God
Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.
Human love has little regard for the truth. It makes the truth relative, since nothing, not even the truth, must come between it and the beloved person. Truth ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.
It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own. Nature
It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.
One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons. Religion & God
Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.
The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy. Future ;Hope
The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children. Society
To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.
We must learn to regard people less in light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer. Relationships

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